FineWoven Magnetic Link for Apple Watch Now Available to Order

Apple's new Magnetic Link bands for the Apple Watch are now available to order on Apple's online store, as spotted by Parker Ortolani. Priced at $99, the bands are made with Apple's controversial new FineWoven material instead of leather.

Apple Watch FineWoven Magnetic Link
Apple describes FineWoven as a "durable micro-twill" material with a "soft, suede-like feel." Apple says the material is made from 68% post-consumer recycled polyester, and has a significantly lower carbon footprint than leather, which the company no longer uses for accessories. However, FineWoven cases for iPhone 15 models have been heavily criticized since they were released earlier this month, with some customers and media outlets complaining that the material is very susceptible to visible scratches and stains.

The bands are available in 41mm and 45mm sizes, and they are backwards compatible with other Apple Watch case sizes. Color options include Evergreen, Taupe, and Pacific Blue, and all of the bands are estimated to ship in 4-5 weeks.

Top Rated Comments

CarpalMac Avatar
7 months ago
$99.

And some say that comedy is dead...
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
7 months ago
Hell no, I'm not buying this "Fine Woven" garbage!

Apple describes FineWoven as a "durable micro-twill" material…
LMAO
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
7 months ago
Apple needs to stop this insanity.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
7 months ago
They are susceptible to staining from hot sauce, oils and grease. As I subsist exclusively on Taco Bell, I think I'll pass.
If you buy one of these, don't forget the stain protector:

***If you only drink Coffee, you are good to go.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ifixit-gets-closer-look-at-apples-maligned-finewoven-iphone-15-case-with-teardown.2403945/post-32539309



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Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rotlex Avatar
7 months ago
LOL, how can this be the same price as its leather counterpart. Seriously Apple, get off the "lower carbon footprint" train. ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macpro2000 Avatar
7 months ago
It even feels like garbage...like cardboard.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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